Seven of the Philippines' biggest stars were included in Forbes Asia's 100 Digital Stars, which names the most influential celebrities on social media in the Asia-Pacific region.
The list was released on Tuesday, December 8.
Top endorser Marian Rivera was the first Filipino to appear on the list, with Forbes noting that she is the country's most followed celebrity on Facebook.
Actress Kim Chiu – who managed to turn a meme of herself into a viral song, and later, a fundraising opportunity – was also included.
Actress and host Anne Curtis made an appearance for being the Philippines' most popular celebrity on Instagram, along with her It's Showtime co-host Vice Ganda, whose 17 million-strong Facebook following was noted by Forbes.
Activist and TV host Angel Locsin earned a spot on the list, recognized not only for her Facebook following of 19-million, but also for her philanthropy, most recently when she helped to raise money to provide tents for medical frontliners.
Screen superstar Kathryn Bernardo also made the cut, being recognized for her appearance in box office hits The Hows of Us and Hello, Love, Goodbye.
Pop star Sarah Geronimo is the last "Digital Star" from the Philippines on the list, cited for her Best Actress win at the 2019 PMPC Star Awards, and her fundraising efforts for coronavirus relief.
The 6 stars find themselves on the list alongside other influential celebrities such as K-pop superstars BTS and BLACKPINK, Australian singer Troye Sivan, Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe, Indian movie star Akshay Kumar, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, and Chinese actress Yang Mi. – Rappler.com